This recruitment is being opened in coordination with the Assistant Engineer recruitment to establish an eligibility list that will be used to fill (2) vacancies in the Engineering Services Division. Level of appointment will be based on qualifications.
Junior Engineer- $7,604.15 - $9,496.54 per month (P 146)
Assistant Engineer- $9,379.28 - $11,713.43 per month (P 164)
Under direct supervision, performs entry level engineering project work in conformance with procedures, approved civil engineering methods and professional techniques.
Primary Job Duties: Project Management: Learns to plan and manage approved projects involving capital improvements or replacement repair of major components of existing water treatment and distribution systems, wastewater treatment plant, collection systems, pump stations and related facilities. Coordinates assigned capital projects with other departments and outside agencies. Develops and manages budgets, records costs, and schedules of assigned projects. Participates in the selection of consultants for assigned projects; develops requests for proposals, prepares scope of work and assists in negotiating agreements. Prepares detailed engineering field studies, cost estimates and reports. Prepares recommendations and project status reports and makes oral and written presentations. Analyzes billings and progress payment requests and recommends payment. Coordinates CEQA compliance for projects. Enforces District policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Engineering Studies and Designs: Learns to prepare and conduct detailed engineering field studies, cost estimates and reports to identify future facility needs and as required to prepare capital improvement projects for implementation. Researches and prepares information and data for engineering projects involving the application of multiple legal, technical, or regulatory requirements. Learns to perform engineering design work including preparing drawings, exhibits, maps and other project materials. Provides technical support for field operations. Learns to plan and manage capital improvement projects through construction including inspection activities. Reviews development documents and contractor submittals.
OTHER ASSIGNED DUTIES
General Operations: May be assigned to assist with administration of the Household Hazardous Waste Program. Prepares information for budget requests and special projects. Participates in the general housekeeping and administrative record keeping operations of the department. Assumes responsibility for covering a part of the work assignments of other engineering staff during short absences. Participates in teams engaged with process and customer service improvements, cross-training, and team performance evaluations. Prepares and presents formal reports and recommendations as appropriate. Participates in District committees and staff functions. Performs other assigned work consistent with the responsibilities of the classification and necessary to effective department and District operations.
Qualifications: A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). A person with the following training would typically qualify to compete in a selection process:
EDUCATION: A Bachelors Degree in Civil, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field from a recognized college or university.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
Junior Engineer: No Work experience is required. Must be able to obtain a California State Engineer-in-Training Certificate within 18 months of initial employment.
Associate Engineer: Two years of responsible professional civil or sanitary engineering experience, and a valid California State Engineering-in-Training Certificate.
Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid California Driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
Knowledge of the following (after successful training) is required to perform the essential function:
Professional civil or sanitary engineering principles, standards, practices and technical support functions.
Federal and state regulations applicable to civil engineering.
Design, construction and basic operation of wastewater treatment plants, collection systems, pump stations, and recycled water distribution systems.
Materials, procedures and equipment used in the construction, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems.
Civil engineering contract administration practices and principles, including development of designs, specifications, drafting and plan preparation, letting and evaluating bids, inspection standards, progress monitoring and conflict resolution mechanisms.
Legal, regulatory and permit requirements applicable to public works projects.
Ability to do the following is required to perform the essential function:
Interpret and apply the general intent and specific provisions of multiple laws and regulations to particular conditions.
Conduct engineering studies and complete capital improvement projects.
Evaluate, plan and establish a sequence of action for projects to progress toward specific objectives.
Provide verbal and written information and advice to a wide variety of people and officials.
Persuasively communicate ideas and assert a point of view.
Establish and maintain open and honest communications with co-workers at all levels of the organization.
Exhibit a high customer service priority.
Read, write and speak effectively.
Perform mathematical, statistical, geometric and algebraic calculations common to civil and sanitary engineering work.
Perform technical engineering studies and design work.
Selection Procedures: Specifications Approved by: Board of Directors on 11/14/2002
Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime: Non-Exempt
Collective Bargaining Representation Unit: Professional and Technical Unit
Appointment and Removal Authority: General Manager
Amended and Approved by: General Manager on 07/09/2020